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10 top tips to help your toddler go to sleep

If your child finds it difficult to sleep independently, you’ll know just how detrimental missing a good night’s sleep can be for your child (not to mention for you!). No-one wants their child to be tired and grumpy during the day, but it is hard to know how to encourage positive sleeping habits. Fortunately, help … Read more

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Spooky reads for 9+ year olds

Embrace Halloween with our recommended spooky reads for 9–11 year olds, including Flood and Fang, The Dark is Rising and Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror. Please note: all book links lead to more information on Amazon.co.uk Age 9+ A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket The first in the series of books featuring the unfortunate … Read more

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Preparing for parents’ evening

Most schools hold parents’ evenings every term, and they’re a very important part of the relationship you develop with your child’s school and their teacher. Whether you’re about to have your first experience of a parents’ evening, or already have several under your belt, we’ve got some suggestions to help make sure you get the … Read more

Book of the Month: Super Frozen Magic Forest

Super Frozen Magic Forest By Matty Long Winter is coming… Described as Tolkien for tots, this latest tale in the Super Happy Magic Forest series sees all frolicking halted by the freezing powers of the Snow Queen. Join our five brave, if a little unlikely, winter heroes (a unicorn, a mushroom, a faun, a fairy, … Read more

Boy solving maths reasoning problem

Non-verbal reasoning

Non-verbal reasoning is one of those phrases you may have heard a lot, especially if your child is in Year 6, and it is likely to come up in many Year 6 home/school meetings. But what exactly is non-verbal reasoning? What is non-verbal reasoning? Non-verbal reasoning is sometimes called abstract reasoning. It involves solving problems … Read more

Roald Dahl Day 2018

An extra-usual talent Few writers have left such a gloriumptious legacy as Roald Dahl. His books continue to delight and inspire children (and adults) across the world, making lifelong impressions on readers through their wit, originality and underlying warmth. From the magical absurdism of James and the Giant Peach to the outrageous villainy of The … Read more

Legend of Kevin

Book of the Month: The Legend of Kevin

The Legend of Kevin By Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre Perfect for children aged 7–9 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Kevin! Kevin is a roly-poly flying pony who finds himself blown a long way from home in a magical storm. Luckily for him, he lands on Max’s balcony, and together … Read more

Book of the Month: The Night Zookeeper: The Lioness of Fire Desert

The Night Zookeeper: Lioness of Fire Desert Written by Joshua Davidson and illustrated by Buzz Burman The zoo needs you… Join Will and his friends, Ria and Sam the spying giraffe, as they continue their adventure in the magical world of the Night Zoo. This time, they journey to Fire Desert, where they meet Captain … Read more